Partner

Bio

Kerry is originally from Saskatoon and attended the University of Saskatchewan. He maintains primarily a litigation practice which focuses on family law matters (divorce, custody, property division, and support issues), civil litigation, criminal law (defending charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and Federal and Provincial Statutes and regulations). In addition, Kerry also assists people with real estate transactions and wills and estates (including estate litigation). In 2008 Kerry was appointed as a Special Prosecutor by the Attorney-General of Manitoba, prosecuting criminal matters on behalf of Manitoba Prosecution Service when a conflict of interest arises within Manitoba Justice. He continues to act in this capacity to the present day. In 2019 Kerry was appointed as Independent Counsel by the Attorney-General of Manitoba, to represent the rights and interests of victims and complainants of certain crimes being prosecuted by Manitoba Prosecution Service.

In 2018 Kerry obtained his call to the Bar in Ontario, succeeding the practice of Gregory Welch in the Kenora area of Ontario. Kerry has appeared in all levels of Court in Manitoba (Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal) and the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario.

Education

B.A. (Hons.) University of Saskatchewan 1992
J.D. University of Saskatchewan 1995
Call to the Bar of Manitoba in 1996
Call to the Bar of Ontario in 2018

Professional Involvement/Achievements

Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
Member of the Law Society of Ontario
Member of the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba
Member of the Kenora and District Law Association
Course instructor for the Articling Student program of the Law Society of Manitoba

Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness

With growing global concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want to address the steps we have taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of those attending our offices. The well-being of our employees and guests is a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. While the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current public health risk associated with coronavirus as low, we continue to monitor for developments very closely. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas. Coronaviruses are easily eliminated by routine surface cleaning and the cleaning products we use are approved for this purpose;
Increasing communications and reminders with our visitors and employees on important health and safety measures.

To protect yourself and others, we ask that anyone who is feeling unwell refrain from visiting our office so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected and are not penalized financially if they need to stay home.
Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

Thank you.